Island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of India, ruled since 1972 by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in southern Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.10, Rank: 130, Personal Freedom: 5.68, Economic Freedom: 6.52, Democracy Index: 5.71
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.52, Rank: 111
Sri Lanka | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 55, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
"Following a series of high-level defections from President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), the government suffered a defeat to a newly unified opposition alliance in presidential elections held early in January 2015. Maithripala Sirisena of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), who was sworn in as president that month, ushered in a broad reversal of the country's authoritarian drift under Rajapaksa."

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